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Voice Before Facts When Writing

by VJ Miller, Sr. © 2017
Planet of Statues cover
Issue #2

As I zero in on the final chapters of my next book, Planet of Statues, I stand at 25k words; where it will top out is beyond me right now. Planet of Statues is the second book in the series, Realms Uncharted Presents. I’d planned on a one story per issue format of 18 to 20k words; something easy to read in one sitting. As has happened in the past, one of my stories has taken on a life of its own. One short story, Beware the Pedaler, was planned to be only 8 to 10k but finally topped out at 18k. My novel, Mask of the Crime Czar I expected to be around 60k actually ended up with 85k.

Planet of Statues is the story of the hyper-ship, Searcher and its crew who are on a deep space survey mission to find planets similar to their own home world for either colonization or a source of elements they can exploit. The one caveat; any planet with intelligent life or what may evolve into such life must be avoided. Continue reading Voice Before Facts When Writing

What’s Next for Realms Uncharted Presents?

by VJ Miller, Sr.

Now that the holidays are over…

… and several paintings that nagged at me to be let out on canvas, the distractions that kept me from finishing the next issue of Realms Uncharted Presents are over and I can get back to writing the next and other stories. I’ve planned no actual schedule for releasing the books but I’d like to get them out in a timely manner, hopefully a new issue every three months.

So what have we to look forward to:

Planet of Statues cover
Issue #2

The second issue titled Planet of Statues, is about a desperate mission by space travelers to find a suitable planet to colonize because their own planet has been used up and made more and more inhospitable due to disregard for their planets ability to regenerate itself. The search is a long one because, while the number of planets in the galaxy are numerous, many are disregarded for various reasons. One such planet is a Garden of Eden, lush and overgrown with vibrant foliage. Life in the oceans is full of aquatic life; the land masses contain no sentient life, only insect and reptilian life but no mammalian forms. Closer inspection finds evidence of an ages old civilization grown over by plant life, who have left behind a planet of statues. Questions are numerous; can they find the answers before disaster strikes them and possibly destroys the entire planet? Continue reading What’s Next for Realms Uncharted Presents?